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Why Cloud Video Conferencing? Your company is growing at a rapid rate. Offices are popping up across the state, country or even the globe. Employees are now asking for “flexible work schedules” and “telecommuting privileges,” and your IT team is maxed out. While you know video conferencing can help solve these problems and facilitate better collaboration across dispersed sites, the idea of implementing it in your company seems overwhelming. Even if you did upgrade from Skype™ or Google Hangouts™ to an “business-class videoconferencing solution,” you would have no idea how much capacity you need or who would manage such a complicated technology investment. Lucky for you, cloud video conferencing is just about the easiest solution around. This e-book will outline the eight ways that cloud video conferencing can solve your business problems without creating any headaches or breaking the bank. Ready to take the free two week trial and experience Lifesize Cloud for yourself? Go here: http://www.lifesize.com/en/solutions/cloud?ts=Social%20Media&tsd=slideshare%20Cloud%20Trial
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  • 1. EightChallengesThatCloudVideo ConferencingCanOvercomeFromDayOne

2. EightChallengesThatCloudVideo ConferencingCanOvercomeFromDayOne Why CloudVideo Conferencing?.............................................................................................................................3 1. How Do I Manage a DistributedWorkforce without Spending a Fortune?.....................................4 2. How Can I DeployVideo without Having to Rely on IT?...........................................................................7 3. Can I Put the Cloud in the Meeting Room? (Yes, Its SimplerThanYouThink!)..............................9 4. How Do I AddVideo to a CompanyThats Growing Fast?..............................................................11 5. How Can I Keep MyVideo Equipment Software Current?....................................................................13 6. How Do I Get People Excited aboutVideo?.................................................................................................15 7. Can Incompatibility Really Be aThing of the Past?..................................................................................18 8. Can I Overcome the Complexities of DifficultTechnology?................................................................21 What are you waiting for? Get started with cloud today!..........................................................................23 3. WhyCloudVideoConferencing? Your company is growing at a rapid rate. Offices are popping up across the state, country or even the globe. Employees are now asking for flexible work schedulesandtelecommuting privileges,and your IT team is maxed out. While you know video conferencing can help solve these problems and facilitate better collaboration across dispersed sites, the idea of implementing it in your company seems overwhelming. Even if you did upgrade from Skype or Google Hangouts to anbusiness-class video conferencing solution,you would have no idea how much capacity you need or who would manage such a complicated technology investment. Lucky for you, cloud video conferencing is just about the easiest solution around. This e-book will outline the eight ways that cloud video conferencing can solve your business problems without creating any headaches or breaking the bank. Questions? See how this technology can help you transform your business. Contact us here.3 < back to contents 4. 1.HowDoIManageaDistributed WorkforcewithoutSpendingaFortune? Planes, trains and automobiles arent getting faster. So its important to find ways to improve productivity and expedite decision making without relying on travel. Seen enough? click here for a free trial4 < back to contents 5. HowAboutReplacingSome TravelWithVideoCalls? As your company grows, so does the need for distributed offices in different cities, states or even countries. As your presence grows internationally, it can become challenging to manage relationships with folks in different time zones who are thousands of miles away. Video conferencing helps you maintain those relationships by replicating face-to-face meetings. Instead of flying your EMEA sales guy to your US-based office (and spending loads of time and money to do it), you can dial him up using cloud video conferencing and have a high quality HD video call with the press of a button. Seen enough? click here for a free trial5 < back to contents 6. Sure,savingmoneyisnice, butsavingtimeisevenbetter. Imagine the amount of travel you could replace with video callsnew-hire training sessions, monthly status meetings, employee evaluations, customer meetings, vendor sync-upsthe list is endless. Not to mention, video conferencing is way more productive than a distracting audio call or an endless string of emails. Once you realize the value of video conferencing in your organization, you might just become addicted to it. Seen enough? click here for a free trial6 < back to contents 7. 2.HowCanIDeployVideowithout HavingtoRelyonIT? IT DEPT GONE FISHING Seen enough? click here for a free trial7 < back to contents 8. LetExpertsManageYourVideo EnvironmentintheCloud. Once you say the words,I think we should invest in an business-class video collaboration solution, your IT team might look at you like youre crazy and thats if you even have IT support in your business to begin with. Traditionally, deploying video conferencing has meant a ton of work for the IT department, and in many cases, you would need someone to support your video environment 24/7 as a full-time job. With cloud video conferencing, all of that goes away. Because experts are managing your video environment in the cloud, very little is needed from your on-site support team.You can still have high quality HD video calls without all of the effort of managing an on-premises video environment. Seen enough? click here for a free trial8 < back to contents 9. 3.CanIPuttheCloudintheMeetingRoom? Seen enough? click here for a free trial9 < back to contents 10. Yes,ItsSimplerThanYouThink! If youve ever tried to use Skype in the meeting room, you know that the experience is anything but ideal. Either youre huddled around a laptop and webcam with your team or youre using a conference camera with a Skype interface that is optimized for a computer, not for a 55-inch HDTV. However, there are cloud video conferencing solutions that exist that are perfect for the meeting room. By combining a high quality camera and video system with cloud infrastructure, the experience is easy and has much better HD picture quality, reliability and a simpler interface thanfreeconferencing services can offer. Seen enough? click here for a free trial10 < back to contents 11. 4.HowDoIAddVideotoaCompany ThatsGrowingFast? Seen enough? click here for a free trial11 < back to contents 12. WithCloudVCYouCanEasilyAdjust CapacityasYourNeedsChange. Its difficult to tell exactly what kind of video capabilities you will need one year from now, or even five or 10 years from now.The good thing about cloud is that its really easy to add or subtract capacity as your needs change. Instead of buying and installing newboxesevery time you need to get a new set of people on video, you can just work with your service provider and instantly add capacity. On the flip side, you can also decrease video capacity if you realize that you dont need as much video support as when you first bought it. For meeting rooms, video systems can be set up in minutes with cloud-based video conferencing, so all you need to do is plug it in and start making calls! Seen enough? click here for a free trial12 < back to contents 13. 5.HowCanIKeepMyVideoEquipment SoftwareCurrent? PAST PRESENT FUTURE Seen enough? click here for a free trial13 < back to contents 14. DontWorry,ItWillHappenAutomatically. Software updatessounds like a pain, right? It doesnt have to be. Not only is it simple to add capacity to your video environment with cloud-based video infrastructure, its just as easy to download new software updates. In fact, you dont even really need to download them at all. The newest software will be automatically pushed to all of your video devices, including your room-based systems, laptops, smartphones and tablets.That way, you dont have to worry about updates at all (and neither does your IT team).You will just know that all of your video systems are always up to date, so you can concentrate on the communication at hand. Seen enough? click here for a free trial14 < back to contents 15. 6.HowDoIGetPeopleExcitedaboutVideo? The fact of the matter is that video conferencing will only work if other people in your company are using it too.You would never use your phone if no one else had a phone to answer your call. Cloud video conferencing is so easy that people in your organization will simply want to use it. It will become second nature to use video to communicate because it is as easy as well, making a phone call! Forthoseoutsideofyourorganization,cloudvideo conferencingsolutionscanofferguestinvitations thatrequirenoplug-instouse,sotheycancallyou justaseasilyasyoucancallotherswithin yourcompany. Seen enough? click here for a free trial15 < back to contents 16. TheSimpleritistoUse, TheMorePeopleWill WanttoUseit. Seen enough? click here for a free trial16 < back to contents 17. ItsSimplytheNetworkEffect. Basically, the value of your telecommunications network increases with more people on it, so the more folks in your network who are on video, the more valuable of a tool it will become. The same goes for a meeting room system. Difficult user interfaces and remote controls with dozens of buttons just slow down the collaboration process.The simpler your video system is to use, the more people there will be who will want to use it on a daily basis. Seen enough? click here for a free trial17 < back to contents 18. 7.CanIncompatibility ReallyBeaThingof thePast? Seen enough? click here for a free trial18 < back to contents 19. Yes,ItCan! Can you believe that there are video conferencing vendors in this world that create solutions that can talk only to one another? Its almost like having an iPhone that can only call other iPhones, not Androids, Blackberries or landline phones. How ridiculous is that? Its important that you choose a cloud-based video conferencing provider that isstandards based,which means that it can talk to devices made from any manufacturer. Not to mention, its important that you can trust your preferred vendor to stay up to date with all of the latest trends so your company doesnt get left behind.With the right vendor, your cloud video experience will be a breeze. Seen enough? click here for a free trial19 < back to contents 20. ButWhatIfIWantaVideoEnvironment ThatICanControlMyself? Its true that cloud-based video requires little IT involvement to run and manage, but what if you want to manage your own ne

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